Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Lucy's Must Have Baby Products

Very soon the littlest member of the LLT team will be joining us! We're so incredibly happy and excited to tell you that Lucy and her husband are expecting baby number two this summer. To honour this special (and adorable) occasion Lucy has picked out her favourite pieces from The Mamahood collective and online store.

Lucy Loves This is proud to be one of the designer-makers taking part in the Mamahood pop up shop. There are so many create brands involved so please do go along if you're able. You can find more details about the shop right here.

Flying zebra print - every child's room needs a whimsical and fun print for the walls and this one is extra fun thanks to the 3D elements.

1 to 20 Animals Aplenty book - Not only does this book feature really sweet illustrations but it also teaches children counting and rhyming skills. 

Lara & Ollie teething necklace - You would never know this necklace was made for teething babies! The mint green colours are so stylish and will compliment most outfits. 

Polar Bear Feeding pillow -  This is the cutest feeding pillow I've ever seen and it would look so wonderful in the baby's room!

Moulin Roty La Famille Mirabelle - I love these sweet mouse toys, they're bright and colourful enough that little ones love them but they're also designed to look lovely as a decorative item too.

Breton Baby Salopettes - These unisex trousers are the perfect combination of both style and practicality plus they're made from a super soft organic cotton.

Cactus kid leggings - These cactus leggings are the perfect amount of cute and trendy! I love that they're screen-printed by hand too. 

Art Cards for Baby - I love the illustrations on these cards, the bold black and white designs make it easy for babies to see the beautiful drawings.


We hope you loved Lucy's favourite baby product picks. I'm not sure about you but I really want to go shopping for some adorable baby gifts now! Don't forget that we also sell a selection of prints for kids in our online shop right here. 

Monday, 18 June 2018

Lucy's University Story

Today the founder and designer of Lucy Loves This - Lucy Stephens is sharing her university journey to celebrate our new collection of uni prints. We have recently designed a whole host of brand new prints that champion university towns, perfect for anyone who is set to graduate this year.

Now over to Lucy to hear all about her uni story...

I had a wonderful few years studying graphic design in Leeds, but it didn’t start off that great. I actually nearly left my course after the first year as I didn’t feel it was the right direction for me. But by that point, I had already made some great friends and as I’m not a quitter by nature I decided to persevere. I’m so glad I did. I came back in my second year to find the course had been completely changed, new staff new focus - and much more in line with what I wanted to do.

I learnt so much about designing in a commercial way which has no doubt impacted on the business I run today, it also led on to me teaching on the course after I graduated for several years - which I loved, and helped me grow in confidence as a young designer. For me though, probably one of the most important things that happened from moving to Leeds was meeting my husband. Corny I know, but he has been my partner in crime through the good and bad, and 12 years on we are stronger than ever. I would never have started the business without his support, he has been a constant source of advice and help over the years - from accounting to manning craft stalls in the early days. There wouldn’t be a business without him.

So the Leeds print would have to be the most important one in the uni collection for me. As a former student, I’ve tried to pick out some of the most iconic spots, from the Original Oak with it’s sprawling beer garden in Headingley to a nod to the infamous Otley run pub crawl which I’m proud to say I completed (if proud is the right word!). All these memories and landmarks make me so happy to be a Leeds graduate. 


Thanks so much to Lucy for sharing her story. Uni definitely has its ups and downs and we believe that graduating is well worth a big celebration! We would love to hear your own university tales so head over to our Facebook and Instagram accounts to leave a comment and join in the conversation.

Our full collection of uni town prints are available here if you'd like to purchase one.

Welcome to the New Lucy Loves This Blog

Hello There! It's fair to say that this blog has been forgotten about a little bit, but the Lucy Loves This team are determined to make blogging a regular feature on our site. Expect to see posts every two weeks all about everything we love. We'll be covering behind the scenes design processes from our studio, our favourite areas and spots in London as well as exciting collaborations and interviews.

We can't wait to show you everything we have planned and we hope that you'll really enjoy reading our posts and getting to know us a bit more.

Lucy and the LLT team x